Lab Specialist, Molecular Electron Microscopy Core
Job ID: R0035497 | Laboratory Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia Molecular Electron Microscopy Core (MEMC) is looking for a Laboratory Specialist who is interested in learning all aspects of electron microscopy for biological specimen imaging and structure determination. The MEMC provides services to both internal and external researchers.

We are looking for a motivated individual who is eager to learn:
  • Thin section transmission electron microscopy (TEM) sample preparation and imaging,.
  • Low-voltage scanning electron microscopy (SEM) sample preparation and imaging.
  • Single-particle cryoEM pipeline from negative-stain TEM screening to high-resolution, cryoEM data collection and processing.

Duties will vary depending on client needs, so both flexibility and an ability to track and complete projects is important. Personal suitability is of great importance. The ideal candidate will be service-oriented, self-motivated, easy to work with, and capable of identifying and delivering project goals. Experience in electron microscopy is useful but NOT required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: 3 years of experience. 6 years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority application review will begin on May 9, 2022. However, the position will remain active until filled.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This position can spend extensive periods of time standing and squatting while conducting experiments or caring for animals. Also requires keyboarding and other bench work and animal procedures requiring fine finger manipulation.



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